Category: Halal Integrity

Pork, horsemeat found in Bahrain food items

| 02/08/2013 | Reply
Pork, horsemeat found in Bahrain food items

Bahrain’s health ministry said that it had pulled out 22 imported products after inspection teams found them contaminated with either pork or horsemeat. The ministry said that six products contained pork while 16 had horsemeat and that their labels did not refer to either.

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Tajikistan certifies halal food

| 31/07/2013 | Reply
Tajikistan certifies halal food

Food that meets Tajikistan’s halal standards became available for public sale July 20. Six Tajik food producers already meet the new standards.

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UK: Muslim tribunal warns mosques on halal certifier

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Muslim tribunal warns mosques on halal certifier

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) has sent a letter to 1,400 mosques across the UK, warning them to avoid meat products certified by the Halal Food Authority (HFA).

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Philippines: HICCIP to strengthen Halal-based products

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
Philippines: HICCIP to strengthen Halal-based products

To help strengthen the Philippine halal industry, a group of Filipino Muslim businessmen recently organized the Halal International Chamber of Commerce and Industries of the Philippines (HICCIP)

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Denmark: Two men assaulted for selling pork to kebab shops

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
Denmark:  Two men assaulted for selling pork to kebab shops

Several young men entered the premises of Tayyib Food in the western Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup and assaulted the director and another employee. The victims had to be taken to an area A&E to be treated for their wounds.

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EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

Meanwhile, Polish poultry producers are also considering taking legal action. At least a dozen companies in Poland had practised slaughter according to kosher and halal methods, prior to the ban.

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Australia: Aussie Muslims Denounce Anti-Halal Stickers

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Aussie Muslims Denounce Anti-Halal Stickers

A new sticker campaign linking halal food to terrorism has angered Australian Muslims, accusing rightist groups of spreading baseless misconceptions about a peaceful Muslim community.

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Malaysia: More hotels, food premises applying for Halal certificate

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: More hotels, food premises applying for Halal certificate

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) recorded an increase of 39 per cent in application for halal certificate for hotel and food premises this year, its director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha said today.

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Pakistan: Launching Halal Food accreditation scheme

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Launching Halal Food accreditation scheme

Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid lauded the role of PNAC for launching of Halal Food accrediation scheme and said that it will increase the demand of Pakistanis products.

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EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

The Commission included a study into informing consumers about animal stunning in its list of planned actions 2012-2015 animal welfare strategy.

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USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

Halal cuisines are almost 40% more popular in US restaurants over the past year according to digital food ordering service GrubHub.

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UK: Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK:  Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

Former county council Tory leader Coun Geoff Driver had called for a method of stunning which would be acceptable to the Lancashire Council of Mosques and the Halal Monitoring Committee.

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UK: New ‘ChoosingHalal.org’ Blog

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK: New ‘ChoosingHalal.org’ Blog

Faruk Vali is managing director of a Lancashire based halal food business and, having developed an insider’s view of the industry, he made the decision to launch his own blog to help ordinary Muslim consumers.

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UK: Row over pork DNA in halal flares up again

| 21/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Row over pork DNA in halal flares up again

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) this week said it would send letters to 1,400 UK mosques telling worshippers to avoid products certified by the Halal Food Authority (HFA) until HFA has offered assurances.

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Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

| 17/07/2013 | Reply
Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

Poland’s agricultural minister, Stanislaw Kalemba said in Brussels, however, that the government would challenge the vote in parliament last Friday, upholding a decision by the Constitutional Court in December 2013.

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UK: Brunei Halal targets $381m in 3 years from UK retail foray

| 16/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Brunei Halal targets $381m in 3 years from UK retail foray

A premium halal food business backed by the Brunei government is set to make its supermarket debut – and has announced ambitions to become a £200m brand within three years.

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UAE: Halal Congress Middle East to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013

| 15/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal Congress Middle East to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013

It will be organized alongside the 2nd OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition which is held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

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UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

| 15/07/2013 | 1 Reply
UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

The family-run business is set to open five franchise shops by the end of the year, all expecting a turnover of around £50,000 per week. Tariq Sheikh is a well-known figure in the halal industry and currently runs the business.

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EU: Polish parliament rejects ritual animal slaughter

| 13/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Polish parliament rejects ritual animal slaughter

Poland’s parliament on Friday rejected the ritual slaughter of livestock for food, angering the Jewish community as well as farmers and exporters of meat towards Israel and Muslim countries.

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Taiwan eyeing Muslim market to boost exports

| 13/07/2013 | Reply
Taiwan eyeing Muslim market to boost exports

Business opportunities, TAITRA said, lie in not only the food sector, but also other commodities such as Islamic swimwear for women, prayer rugs, garments that make people feel cool and smartphones installed with the Quran.

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